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I've been wanting to capture some spiral staircases for ages.
Inside the crooked spire. Church Info. [link]
Looking up.
Three long exposure shots taken using available light combined into HDR and tonemapped using photomatix.

Click here [link] for the satellite location file.

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:iconmad-popietro:
Mad-Popietro Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a disturbing effect oO
Where is the underside, and where is the upside ?
I know, but that is the question that I asked myself when I saw your shot ^^
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Megglles Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! My camera was on it's back looking up this spiral staircase to get this shot. :)
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Joytia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Oh My God! I love this photo! I am in love with the crooked spire and visited the church three years ago but I didn't know you could actually see inside it! Thanks for sharing. What a fabulous angle and subject.
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers thanks! I love that crooked spire too! :D
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:iconeranrez:
eranrez Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
brilliant composition!!
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers! :D
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:iconriot23:
Riot23 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Very interesting perspective!!!

Good job!

Greetings
Riot23
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I can't believe I missed this pic before! It looks great =D
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey thanks! I had been trying to get an opportunity to photo some spiral stairs for ages and am quite pleased at how this one came out. :D
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
=D
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aLxMiu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Hi! I'm back! I've been...around.

let's get down to some critique, as I have about 30 deviations to see and most of them are yours!

Awesome textures and colors...but the blacks could have been, you know, true blacks. instead of the grey-overlay like black..
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi ya... where've you been?
Ok so I need to check my blacks... yes you're right. :)
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aLxMiu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
I just formatted my laptop and forgot to add devArt to my bookmarks. :D
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooops! :O
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aLxMiu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Yeah...and with me being busy and all, I forgot about this place. Not having a camera also "helped" the situation.

Sorry. :P
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome work. I want to get into HDR photography. Will I need Photomatix to get the effect right?
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes Photomatix is your best bet. Let me know if I can help. :)
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you I just may do that. should I shoot RAW as well?
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes always shoot RAW even when not doing HDR you can control the post processing so much more. I use the autobracketing on my Canon 400D to take three shots with different exposures. Then using Photomatix combine the 3 (or more) shots into a HDR Image then you tonemap that image again with Photomatix...
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to trying this method as I love the effect.
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Old spiral staicases like this are just beautiful pieces of architecture.
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yes I just love any kind of spiral staircase! :D
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D me too
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MysteriousWoman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008   Photographer
great done
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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tildaah Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
wooooooooooooow, cooool! =D=D=D
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yaaaaaaaay! Thank you! :hug:
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tildaah Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
welcooone! :glomp:
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canonshooter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply excellent!
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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CliveAyron Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wonderful shot... I think the lighting is gorgeous!!! :wow:
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers! :D
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Floridel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Wow...that makes me dizzy.
Good work. :D
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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lunargale Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Very nice. I probably could not have gotten this shot. I'd be like 'looking down...nauseous...' I love this picture. At first I was wondering why you left the light in the sot (not like you could rip it out right?) and then i kept looking, and i just love the light there now XD Wonderful.
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :) I actually had the camera resting on it's back (on a bean bag) looking up, so no nausea at this point. There was some later however when I got to the top of the spire looking down onto the streets. I had to sit down... lol. Yes it was a shame about the electric lights I would have liked to have turned them off and just used the light from the little window but then I guess all the other people would have fallen down the stairs. ;) Still I'm pleased at how it turned out.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That works! Brilliant.
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:iconmegglles:
Megglles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jake... I had just bought a camera bean bag before I went into the church... it came in very useful. :)
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